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Flavour and the part it plays in our food

H.B. Heath (Bush Boake Allen)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 January 1971



One of the prime motivations of life is the necessity to maintain it and that implies a primitive inborn urge to seek food and water. This inherited characteristic is shared by all animals but man, with his considerably improved ability and mental capacity, coupled with experience, has become increasingly discriminative about what he eats and drinks. It is in man's innate capacity to observe, learn, and reason and in consequence, early man must have been quick to appreciate what meats were succulent and pleasant to eat and what could only be eaten with difficulty— and then only to satisfy a nagging hungry belly.


Heath, H.B. (1971), "Flavour and the part it plays in our food", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 71 No. 1, pp. 2-4.




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